Dr. Mark Doyle
Liposuction can be of great benefit for most people who have fatty deposits in areas of their bodies that have not responded well to dieting and exercise.
To be a good candidate for liposuction, you must have realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for you. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your goals for your treatment and discuss them with your surgeon during your consultation. In that way he or she can give you honest feedback about what liposuction can and cannot do for you.
Liposuction is an option to remove bulges that won't budge and to improve your body's shape. The areas most commonly treated include the hips, abdomen, thighs and buttocks, and face. Liposuction does not remove cellulite, only fat.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
A good candidate for liposuction should have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure as well as these basic qualities:
- Average or only slightly above-average weight
- Firm, elastic skin
- In good overall health
- Concentrated pockets of fat that do not respond well to diet and exercise
Older patients may have diminished skin elasticity and may not achieve the same results as a younger patient with tighter skin.
Liposuction carries greater risk for individuals with medical problems such as diabetes, significant heart or lung disease, poor blood circulation, or in those who have recently had surgery near the area to be contoured. It is important to remember that liposuction is not a treatment for obesity. Ideal patients are committed to healthier habits and do not consider liposuction to be a substitute for exercising.
The best way to know if you are a good candidate for liposuction is to schedule a consultation at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery. Call us today on: 07 5598 0988